Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SPJ Region 5 Conference - Early Bird Registration Ends March 22

SPJ Region 5 Conference in Chicago April 6, 7 
Early Bird Registration Ends March 22!

Veteran journalist and association leader Alison Bethel McKenzie moves into the Society of Professional Journalists' executive director role this month with a mission to fight for press freedom and to elevate SPJ's work.
Jonathan Eig captures the life of a legend in his best-selling autobiography of "The Greatest" man in sports, Muhammad Ali.

These two prominent journalists will headline the Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 conference April 6-7 in Chicago -- and you're invited.

The conference, open to journalists, students and supporters of a free press, will feature more than 15 sessions led by more than 30 professionals and educators on the most important topics in journalism.

  • Hear the story behind WBEZ's multimedia investigation into gun violence in Chicago, learn the do's and don'ts of podcasting and how to find truth in science.
  • Discover strategies for listening to your community, explore new approaches for building trust and experiment with apps for scraping data.
  • Join in discussions on the way newsrooms should address the Me Too movement, build trust with diverse communities and prepare for the impact of Alexa and other smart speakers.
  • Educators, let's talk about what J-schools should be teaching.
  • Professionals, check out SPJ's new Facebook training program. 
  • Students, share your resume with hiring managers and enjoy well-deserved recognition at the Mark of Excellence Awards ceremony.
Plus much more! This is the conference you don't want to miss.

For more information on the conference and to register, go to